There are more than 3,350 Arby’s locations around the world, a great number of which can be found here in the United States. It is only behind Subway in terms of size, which makes it one of the most popular sandwich chains in the world.
The Arby’s chain is partly owned by The Wendy’s Company, who also own the Wendy’s burger chain, but the majority stakeholder in Arby’s is Roark Capital Group. This private equity firm is named after the protagonist in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and despite only having around 50 employees (in the firm, not the many Arby’s restaurants) it generates over $6 billion in revenue.
A lot of that is down to all those Arby’s locations that dominate the quick-service landscape of the United States.
Arby’s is the second biggest fast food sandwich chain in the United States. It doesn’t always get the sort of praise that it deserves and with the rising dominance of chains like Jimmy John’s and Firehouse Subs, it’s early even thought of as the second biggest. But it is, and it’s gotten there on merit, thanks to the obsession that the US public has had with the Arby’s chain since it was first launched over half a century ago.
It’s not just the United States that has taken to this chain either. Arby’s locations can be found in many countries around the world. These include some usual suspects, such as Canada, as well as some unusual ones, such as Qatar and the UAE in the middle-east. The world loves sandwiches, Subway has shown us that, and Arby’s have been able to swiftly move into many global markets as a result of this.
But where are the biggest and best Arby’s locations in the US and around the world? What makes these locations so special? We’ve already looked at Arby’s Careers, the Arby’s Menu and at all Arby’s Nutrition information. So, now it’s time to put the 3,300+ Arby’s locations in the spotlight.
Arby’s Wichita Falls
There are two Arby’s locations in Wichita Falls, one of which can be found in the center of town. These two are open late, often until midnight, and they serve the full Arby’s menu, as well as a few unique specials that are launched in time for certain holidays or are just added as local specialties.
Located on North 7th Avenue, Arby’s Bozeman has been a bit hit and is one of the most popular in the state of MT. Dial 406 522-7258 to get in touch with this local store, which is open from 10 to 10 on most days. If you’re in a hurry then Arby’s Bozeman also has a drive-thru.
There is only one Arby’s location in Loveland, Colorado, and that can be found on 1617 East Eisenhower Blvd. You might think that it wasn’t very popular here as a result, but it’s actually a huge hit with the locals and it has done very well here. That bodes well for the future and we might see more Arby’s locations cropping up in Loveland before long.
Arby’s Birmingham, Al
Arby’s locations are everywhere, but they are thinly spread for the most part. However, there are a few cities where you will find many Arby’s locations and Birmingham, Alabama, is one of those. What’s more, several of these Arby’s locations are open for 24 hours a day, with others opening as late as 1am.
So, drive-thru and grab your favorite sandwich any time of day with Arby’s Birmingham.
Arby’s Athens, Ga
One of the most popular Arby’s locations in Georgia is in the College Station Shopping Center, in Athens. This is open late most nights, closing at midnight even on the weekend. There is also another restaurant in this city, found on West Broad Street.
Arby’s Sacramento, Ca
There are a total of four Arby’s locations in Sacramento, CA, a city that is big on great food and one where you don’t have to travel very far to find it. None of these locations are open for 24 hours a day and none of them open very late either. So, if you want a taste of classic Arby’s roast beef, curly fries or anything else that strikes your fancy, then make sure you get there early.
There aren’t a great number of Arby’s locations in CT, but the ones that are there have proved to be very popular with the natives. You can find Arby’s locations in Plantsville, North Haven, Newington, Danbury and Waterbury. These open late, often closing between 11pm and 12pm.
Arby’s New York
There are a few Arby’s locations in New York, one of which, in Manhattan, has the Arby’s breakfast menu on offer. There are just a small fraction of Arby’s locations that have this menu, which offers brisket biscuits and other special items, and this is one of them. So, if you’re in town and want to try a different side of this popular quick-service chain, then try it out.
The man in the Arby’s commercials probably sounds familiar to many of you. You might have even though that it was James Earl Jones. But the man behind the voice is actually Ving Rhames.
Rhames has been in dozens of movies and has won many awards for his work in Hollywood and on TV. Some of his best known projects include I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Guardians of the Galaxy and Kojak. His famous voice has also been used in many video games.
There have been many different Arby’s slogans over the years. The one in use right now is “We Have the Meats”, but in the past they have used the following:
- I’m Thinking Different, I’m Thinking Arby’s
- It’s Good Mood Food
- Arby’s. Now That Your Tastebuds Have Grown Up.
- What Are You Eating Today?
Arby’s Coffee Controversy and Caffeine Content
Some of Arby’s shakes use coffee flavoring, but they only use a small amount and they use instant coffee powder, which means the caffeine content is very low. They have encountered some issues with this beverage in the past, namely with the Remember The Coffee Lady commercial, which many thought was in poor taste.
This commercial focused on a case of a woman who became famous for suing when her coffee was too hot. But because she suffered third-degree burns and her story was very much genuine, many reacted poorly to this advertising.